Allys Maybank, VMD – I’ve done all kinds of medicine. Equine, large animal, small animal, exotic and fish medicine which is more cool than I ever expected. To do all that I went to the best veterinary school in the whole world, University of Pennsylvania 1984, became certified in acupuncture in 1989 by I.V.A.S, became certified in chiropractic in 1993 by A.V.C.A. and certified in aquatic animal medicine in 2005 by the Aquavet program at Woodshole, MA. Yes, I have adjusted and acupunctured fish. If you think that is amazing just imagine doing it and seeing the results. I love my profession. My most valued accomplishments? The Veterinary School Faculty’s Award for Academic Achievement and Professional Potential at graduation and galloping across Mongolia.
Dr. Amy Matthews – completed the rigorous dual degree program at the University of Pennsylvania, through which she obtained her veterinary degree (VMD) and her PhD in Immunology, completing both in 2001. After graduation, Dr. Matthews completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists. She received her certificate in veterinary acupuncture from Colorado State University and her certificate in animal chiropractic from the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Sturtevant, WI. Dr. Matthews has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in Harbin, China, as well as with Dr. Steve Marsden through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapy. Her additional clinical interests include cold laser, Nambudriprad’s Allergy Elimination Technique, and homeopathy. She enjoys treating exotic species, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and birds, as well as treating dogs and cats. Her experiences include working with wildlife rehabilitation and externships at the Bronx Zoo and at Marine World. after practicing for several years as a staff veterinarian at the Banfield Pet Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, she relocated to Connecticut where she has devoted her work primarily to veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic care with herbal support and Western diagnostics as indicated. She lives with one boisterous standard poodle, one charming corgi cross, a tolerant cat, two beloved kids and a graciously supportive husband.
Dr. Carla Hutt – received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University, Seattle WA, in 1998. She also holds a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from University of Bridgeport. She has spent many years in academia as well as private practice and thoroughly enjoys working at Frontier Wellness Center. In addition to general naturopathic treatments, she specializes in Lyme disease and energy medicine. Her favorite new toy is her Trinfinity 8!!! She is a member of ILADS, the International Lyme Disease Society and NHAND, the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Tom DeMichele – has spent the majority of his career in corporate and consulting roles. He’s also owned his own business, and feels very fortunate to have aligned his career path with a life long interest and passion working closely with animals in an alternative health care setting. In addition, he’s spent several years working in Golden Retriever rescue, He is now one of our certified Magna Wave therapists. Tom lives in North Granby, CT, enjoying thoroughly spoiling his dogs.
Jennifer Kovaleski’s lifelong love of animals and science has recently brought her to join our team. She dotes on her three cats, one bunny and two young daughters at home. Jennifer is embracing holistic medicine and looks forward to meeting and helping care for your family.
Deb Sullivan has specialized in cat and dog dental hygiene care for over 14 years. She trained and refined her skills working in California before moving back home to CT in 2008. Deb is a lover of all animals, receiving the “Outstanding Penguin Volunteer of the Month” during her work at Mystic Aquarium. She has a long history of rescue work with animals large and small. Deb currently shares her home and life with 2 cats, 2 dogs, and a mustang, all rescues…and a lot of tropical fish! She looks forward to working with you and your pet.
Michael Espinosa worked as a Hartford Firefighter for 26 years, now retired. Since becoming an owner of Standard Poodles he has learned to be a dog groomer and has worked with various locations over the years. Michael and his wife are currently the proud owners of Regis, a 4 1/2 year old black Standard Poodle. He is their 3rd and by far smartest of the Standard Poodles. Michael first became introduced to Frontier Wellness Center as a client with Regis, coming to see Dr. Matthews. As of November 2014 Michael began working with us as a certified PEMF technician.
Samantha Chance as a kid always wanted to be around animals. Growing up with 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 3 hermit crabs, helped educate Sam about different animal characteristics. She will forever be trying to shorten the list of animals she wants, it is forever growing! Sam is looking forward to meeting new animals and growing with us.
Horses live with more stress, in smaller areas, on processed beddings eating more processed foods than ever before.
Our clinic is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets’ complete health care needs.
Our doctors are trained and licensed acupuncturists. Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of problems.
Better health is something for which we all strive-it means living longer, better lives. Working toward better health is a daily activity